Past performance is no guarantee of future results:
—Headline, Big Journalism, yesterday.
—Headline, New York Times, December 31st, 2012.
Watching both the health care and climate/energy debates in Congress, it is hard not to draw the following conclusion: There is only one thing worse than one-party autocracy, and that is one-party democracy, which is what we have in America today.
One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people, as China is today, it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies needed to move a society forward in the 21st century.
— New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, September 8th, 2009.
Sorry Gray Lady, you got what you asked for. Unfortunately, it’s the rest of us that will bear the brunt of burden of the man Barbara Walters admitted most journalists expected to be “the next messiah” in 2008.